About us

For nearly two decades RKO Blues Band has been filling rooms with a tasteful, soulful and driving mix of blues, R&B, jazz, rock and standards,FOR NEARLY TWO DECADES RKO BLUES BAND HAS BEEN FILLING ROOMS WITH A TASTEFUL, SOULFUL AND DRIVING MIX OF BLUES, R&B, JAZZ, ROCK AND STANDARDS, APPLYING FERVENT IMPROVISATIONS, RHYTHMIC TEXTURES AND ENDEARING CHARM. FOUNDING RKO MEMBERS KENT OVERAKER AND VICTOR KINCHION CONTINUE TO PERFORM WITH A SUPPORTING CAST OF TALENTED MUSICIANS. CURRENTLY, MONTY HARRISON PROVIDES GUITAR, HARMONICA AND VOCAL ARANGEMENTS, BRINGING HIS JAZZ ORIENTED ROOTS STYLE INTO THE FOREFRONT OF THIS BLUESY LINE-UP. LISA BEAUDOIN-MOSER ADDS VOCALS AND STIRS IN HER NEW ORLEANS BACKGROUND TO THIS POT OF BLUESY GUMBO. THE ABSOLUTE HAPPIEST BLUES/FUNK BASSIST, BRENT GARRETT, ROUNDS OUT THE RHYTHM SECTION. RECENT ADDITION TO THE BAND IS KEYBOARD AND SAXOPHONE PLAYER, DAN MOBLEY.

RKO is a proud member of the Wichita Blues Society and two-time participants in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.